Chocolate. Decadent, wonderful, delicious, irresistable chocolate. If you're searching for holiday business gift ideas, put custom chocolate at the top of your list... it's a gift everyone loves to receive, it's easily customized with your logo or artwork and there are options to fit any sized budget.
Promotional chocolate is a swag idea that's been popular for years, especially around the holidays. I consider it an earth-friendly gift since it's made from natural ingredients, requires little in the way of packaging and is completely consumed, leaving no waste. It's also something that's easy to share with others in a work environment and is appropriate for people of all ages and both sexes.
There are a ton of websites and catalogs where you can order custom chocolate with your logo, but they offer varying degrees of quality. You definitely want to buy the best quality chocolate you can afford - the LAST thing you want is to have your brand image associated with cheap, crappy, waxy chocolate! And the good stuff doesn't necessarily cost more - you just have to know your sources.
There are probably at least a dozen chocolate suppliers in the swag industry, but I've narrowed it down to my top three: Astor, Chocolate Chocolate and Chocolate Inn
ASTOR CHOCOLATES: If this brand name sounds vaguely familiar it's probably because you've seen it at resorts and high-end hotels. Using 100% Belgian chocolate in their US-made line, Astor offers a wide range of chocolate items from inexpensive coins and squares to elaborate boxed sets of their signature truffles. They also have a custom M&M's line of products. Astor Custom Promotional Chocolates are sold through distributors like Swag Connection. Click Here To Shop Astor Chocolate's Online Catalog
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE: Tied with Astor in terms of chocolate quality, Chocolate Chocolate is my favorite West Coast chocolate supplier. Their line is also made in the US of 100% Belgian chocolate. They offer a wide variety of custom items, including chocolate cookies and their popular "Chocolate Business Cards". Another thing I like about this line is their great selection of stock holiday items - they have Christmas and Hanukkah-themed chocolate gifts in a wide price range that can ship in 3 business days - perfect for those who wait until the last minute. Click Here To Shop The Chocolate Chocolate Online Catalog
CHOCOLATE INN: I'm including Chocolate Inn because they're the biggest chocolate supplier in the promotional industry (and the only of these 3 lines sold exclusively through promo distributors like Swag Connection). Chocolate Inn uses very high quality Swiss Chocolate, which to me tastes a bit sweeter and milkier than Belgian. This line offers good value and has the widest selection of custom chocolate I've seen. Click Here To Shop The Chocolate Inn Online Catalog
To close, I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes about chocolate with you:
"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produced some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are." Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show, August 22
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